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This is a discussion on A/C Compressor Clutch Issue. within the General Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Accidents. forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; So im pretty sure my compressor clutch is bad. The compressor "area" makes a whining noise and the clutch wont ...

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    A/C Compressor Clutch Issue.

    So im pretty sure my compressor clutch is bad. The compressor "area" makes a whining noise and the clutch wont cycle. It didn't slowly die, and the pump seemed to be working fine before winter started,That and the rust around the clutch makes me think that its the clutch that's toast. So looking around here and on other forums I can only find a part that looks more like just a pulley (disc with belt groves) and it lacks that part the looks like alien hieroglyphics (triangle with three circles). I'm wondering if anyone knows of where I can get a new clutch assembly, and how to replace it. Thanks.

    The car is a 2006 T/R.
    06 TR, COBB AP2,,COBB DP, K&N sr, G200 CB
    Subaru factory short throw, Auto dimm Rear view, Factory fog lamp kit (self installed)
    AM cobalt gauges: WB fuel, oil press (elec), boost (mech,30hg-20+)

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    Rust and debris in the area is not abnormal. Mine is fine and has had a red hue for roughly a decade. Have you checked high/low side pressures?

    For the 2,0L cars the low should be between 127 and 196 kPa while the high should be between 1471 and 1667 kPa, but at 30 to 35C ambient temperature. If the "Rochester" in your info is Rochester, NY, USA, I doubt you'll see anywhere near 30C in the next two months, so you'll have to figure out what you should consider "normal" in your ambient temp conditions (I'm guessing it's freezing outside?).
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Rust and debris in the area is not abnormal. Mine is fine and has had a red hue for roughly a decade. Have you checked high/low side pressures?

    For the 2,0L cars the low should be between 127 and 196 kPa while the high should be between 1471 and 1667 kPa, but at 30 to 35C ambient temperature. If the "Rochester" in your info is Rochester, NY, USA, I doubt you'll see anywhere near 30C in the next two months, so you'll have to figure out what you should consider "normal" in your ambient temp conditions (I'm guessing it's freezing outside?).
    You're absolutely right. Right now we are at -6 degrees F here in the finger lakes of upstate NY. So I'm thinking that if I want to check the pressure I should wait until it gets at least above freezing sometime next week. But if the compressor is off due to low pressure, why would it be squealing? And in the event that the pressure is good, can you direct me to some info about ordering the parts and the installation? Tnx for the reply.
    06 TR, COBB AP2,,COBB DP, K&N sr, G200 CB
    Subaru factory short throw, Auto dimm Rear view, Factory fog lamp kit (self installed)
    AM cobalt gauges: WB fuel, oil press (elec), boost (mech,30hg-20+)

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    A dealer, AC specialist, or wrecker. I've not seen the clutch sold solo. I've also not heard of common failures, wear as leaks seem to happens more -- and you're at -21C so that can't help metals I'd imagine. Pressures first in my view, they're cheaper to check than throwing parts at it. You could still be right but hopefully it's an easy fix instead.
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